In 2014, the Bournemouth Branch approached the local Scout Commissioner about presenting Badged Testaments to the local Scout Troops. This resulted in the presentation of just over 100 Testaments to 6 local troops.
Recently they received an email from the leader of one Troop saying that he had been presenting the few spare ones to new Scouts as they are invested into the Troop.
“They make the Scout Promise “On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen, to help other people, and to keep the Scout Law” on the Union Flag, and I then present them with their neckerchiefs and initial badge issue. I’ve taken to also giving them one of the Testaments as part of that investiture process. We have Church Parade once a month, and I’m in the process of enriching the Scout programme with more faith-based activities.
Hopefully, the combination of this with each of them having a Testament may help bring God to those who currently don’t know Him, and fortify those who do as they grow up.”